Bennet: Colorado Counties, School Districts Receive Almost $10 Million in SRS Funding

Secure Rural Schools Funding Authorized Under Recently Passed Bipartisan Bill

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's announcement today that Colorado counties will receive $9,847,536 in funding from the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program. Much of the funding will go to rural school districts. The SRS program was recently extended as a part of the passage of a bill to permanently fix the Medicare reimbursement system. The SRS program provides vital resources for public schools, road improvements, and maintenance projects, in more than 700 rural counties nationwide. The provision extended funding for the SRS program for two years at 95 percent of the previous year's level.
U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) released the following statement today following Senate passage of a bipartisan bill to fight human trafficking. Bennet joined 98 of his colleagues in the Senate in support of the bill.

House Passes Bennet-Ayotte Better Buildings Act, Heads to President’s Desk

Bipartisan Bill Aims to Boost Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings

The House of Representatives today passed a bipartisan energy efficiency bill that includes legislation previously introduced by U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) to boost the use of energy efficient technology by tenants in commercial buildings. The Better Buildings Act encourages tenants of commercial buildings to voluntarily implement cost-effective measures that will help reduce energy consumption and ultimately utility costs for businesses. Bennet and Ayotte first introduced the bill in 2013.